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AWIP Expands Local Network, Launches New South Bay Chapter in Silicon Valley

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Inaugural Chapter Kickoff with a Panel Discussion Headlined by Shay Mowlem, enterprise software industry veteran
Advancing women in B2B product management via skills-based training and executive mentorship

SAN FRANCISCO — September 12, 2018 — Advancing Women in Product (AWIP), the organization empowering high-potential female product and tech leaders through equality of opportunity, is announcing the launch of a new South Bay chapter, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, to build a community that provides career development and networking opportunities for product managers (PMs).

“We are excited to expand the AWIP network to South Bay and bring our services to PMs and tech leaders within this community,” said Nancy Wang, CEO & Founder of AWIP. “With the gender ratio in enterprise-focused companies lagging far behind that of the tech industry, AWIP programming will aim to focus on business-to-business (B2B) and technical women PMs to increase female representation women.”

AWIP has grown to more than 3,000 members which showcases the need for an organization that empowers individuals to grow their technical skills, leadership abilities and expand their network to advance in their careers. The South Bay chapter will have regularly scheduled meetings and executive programming for technical women pursuing B2B and enterprise PM roles.

To celebrate this expansion, AWIP will host a panel discussion “Cloud SaaS Products for Hyperscale” that explores the best practices and challenges of enterprise product management. The panel will discuss trends in the cloud market and provide insight into roadmapping to innovate for hyper growth. The list of panel participants includes Shay Mowlem, Senior Vice President of Product & Strategy at Rubrik, Nikita Maheswari, Director of Product at Nutanix and Aakrit Prasad, Vice President of Head of Product & Strategy at Applitools.

“Rubrik is proud to support AWIP by hosting its South Bay Chapter Kickoff,” said Shay Mowlem, SVP of Product & Strategy of Rubrik and former head of product and marketing at Splunk and Mulesoft). “Organizations like AWIP play a crucial in today’s tech ecosystem by offering valuable resource for women in tech and supporting their career advancement.”


AWIP to host inaugural chapter meeting and panel discussion “Cloud SaaS Products for Hyperscale”


Chapter Kickoff: Bipul Sinha, CEO & Co-Founder, Rubrik

Panel moderator: Judy Chang, Senior Product Manager, Google

Panelists: Shay Mowlem, Senior Vice President of Product & Strategy, Rubrik

Nikita Maheswari, Director of Product, Nutanix

Aakrit Prasad, Vice President, Head of Product & Strategy, Applitools


6:00 p.m. — 6:30 p.m. PDT: Registration & AWIP Welcome

6:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m. PDT: South Bay Chapter Kickoff

7:00 p.m. — 7:45 p.m. PDT: Cloud SaaS Products for Hyperscale Panel and Q&A

7:45–8:30 p.m. PDT: Networking & Close


Rubrik Inc.

1001 Page Mill Road #bldg 2

Palo Alto, CA 94304

A live telecast of the event will be available to members of the AWIP community, who can post questions to the panelists via Sli.do.

For tickets to attend the event, please visit Eventbrite

About AWIP

Co-founded by two Google and Amazon PMs, Advancing Women in Product (AWIP) empowers tech leaders through equality of opportunity in career advancement for both men and women. AWIP believes in the power of equal opportunity to propel the technology industry forward. To learn more and to join AWIP, visit www.advancingwomeninproduct.org, @theAWIP on Twitter, and @AdvancingWomenInProduct on Facebook.

Media Contact


Ethan Parker, 512–960–8222

[email protected]


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